JOHN DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHY HE'S NOT HAPPY
John doesn’t understand. He did all the right things. He graduated college, enlisted in the military as an officer, bought a house, and kept his partying (plus the risk of life-altering mistakes) lower than most people. He has a good job, and another promotion seems to be on the horizon. He’s successful by classic definitions of success for men, but he’s not happy. He drops big money, but he rarely gets second dates, and most of his conversations with loved ones are awkward or frustrating at their best.
JIN WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT IS GETTING HARASSED FOR IT
Jin is known to be an excellent communicator among her friends and students. She is patient, kind, and likeable—in part because she seems to genuinely like everyone else. She speaks up for the oppressed and in favor of love, peace, and equality. But she’s getting skewered online, and she sometimes thinks it would be best to hide in her little world, away from everyone, even if that’s not what she really wants to do.
JUAN WANTS TO PERFORM WELL, BUT STILL FIT IN
Juan is a first-generation college graduate who landed a job at a prestigious firm. He loves his work and is paid more than his parents’ combined annual income. He feels fortunate—almost too fortunate—but he knows how hard he worked for this opportunity. He’s proud of his diverse pre-graduation work experience and his education record, even if his co-workers sometimes dismiss him as the token minority hire. He wants to fit in and work well with them without having to be like them when they are not at their best.
JANESSA IS TIRED OF NOT BEING HEARD
Janeesa is so tired of being dismissed before she speaks—on the rare occasion she is given the opportunity to speak. She’s come to expect a lot of lip service and no positive change. She feels herself withdrawing, becoming more resentful, and looking for a way out of this lifestyle. It’s affecting her work, her husband, and her kids, which she also sometimes resents. She knows she will get through this. She always does. But it would be great to get some help.
We all want to have more influence somewhere. Like John and Janeesa, we want it with our loved ones. Like Juan, we want it at work. Like Jin, we want it online or in the world. None of us has it everywhere we want it all the time because we, our circumstances, others, and the world are constantly changing. Forgive yourself. Forgive the world. Tune your third ear, and let’s shortcut the path to your next destination.
You actually get two instructors for the price of one in this course!
Jaime Campbell, CPA, CGMA, MBA is co-owner and CFO of Tier One Services, LLC, a boutique accounting firm that helps not-for-profit and socially-conscious organizations grow through easy-to-interpret business analytics and financial modeling. In addition to being a CPA and CGMA, Jaime is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Technical Trainer, and Certified Microsoft Master. She is author of Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Edition 12.0 Cookbook for Experts published by Packt Publications. She has been named to the CP “A list” and “Women of Note” of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, where she was a Mercer County Chapter Board member, for “having a continuing impact on the accounting profession in the Garden State and beyond.”
Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a New York City attorney and mediator who focuses on keeping people out of court and building their conflict resolution skills, especially in business and employment disputes. Her holistic, integrative approach to conflict resolution draws from her experience as a crime victim, human resources supervisor, minor league sports agent, and United Nations representative. She is a 2001 graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo Law School trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). She is also creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018 & 2019), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (Finalist, 2013 Pitch Competition).